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Hot Air Ballooning

Red Dot now offers hot air ballooning in the Cultural Triangle, a dramatic and rewarding experience made even better by the warm and friendly welcome that you receive from villagers when the balloon finally lands. Your adventure starts at dawn: soar high above Kandalama, Dambulla, and Sigiriya and watch the landscape unfold beneath you, illuminated by the gentle morning light, and look out for wild elephants and water buffalo as you fly over untouched wilderness.

Your hot air balloon adventure starts early morning and will last about three and a half hours, starting with the preparation and inflation of the balloon, briefing, take-off, flight (approximately one hour), landing/retrieval and the return by van. After the pilot’s briefing, you will rise into the air and float gently over the breath-taking plains of the Cultural Triangle, dotted with striking ancient ruins and patches of jungle. The exact route of your flight cannot be predicted, as this is dependent on the prevailing winds. A support crew and vehicle follows the flight throughout. Upon landing, celebrate with champagne.

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Hot air ballooning in the Cultural Triangle

Red Dot now offers hot air ballooning in the Cultural Triangle. Hot Air Ballooning is a rewarding experience made even better with the warm and friendly welcome that you receive from villagers when the balloon finally lands. Your adventure starts at dawn: soar high above Kandalama, Dambulla, and Sigiriya and watch the landscape unfold beneath you, illuminated by the gentle morning light.

Your hot air balloon adventure starts early morning and will last about three and a half hours, starting with the preparation and inflation of the balloon, briefing, take-off, flight (approximately one hour), landing/retrieval and the return by van. After the pilot’s briefing, you will rise into the air floating gently over breath-taking scenery. Take in the magnificent sunrise. The exact route of your flight cannot be predicted as this is dependent on the prevailing winds. A support crew and vehicle follows the flight. Upon landing, your flight will be celebrated with champagne.

A typical flight

Your hot air balloon adventure starts early morning and will last about three and a half hours, starting with the preparation and inflation of the balloon, briefing, takeoff, flight (approximately one hour), landing/retrieval and the return by van. After the Pilot’s briefing, you will rise into the air floating gently over breathtaking scenery. Take in the magnificent sunrise. The exact route of your flight cannot be predicted as this is dependent on the prevailing winds. A support crew and vehicle follows the flight. Upon landing, your flight will be celebrated with champagne.

Package details

Please contact a member of our team for details on pricing. The price includes hotel transfers, a toast of champagne at landing as well as chilled bottled water and juice, which is available on request. Children under 7 years will not be allowed to take the balloon flight and children under 16 years have to be accompanied by an adult, there are special rates available for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Pregnant women are also not allowed to take the balloon flight. The maximum capacity of the balloon is 16 people. A full refund is offered if the flight has to be cancelled due to poor weather or technical reasons.

Sri Lanka Balloon Festival

The annual Sri Lanka Balloon Festival is organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in association with the Ceylon Airship and Balloon Club. This event attracts many participants from Europe and Asia who are treated to an exclusive week-long tour of the island.

Our Ballooning Partners

Our ballooning partners operate regular commercial balloon flights from Kandalama. The pilots have a commercial license approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. The balloons are certified and maintenance inspections are conducted annually.

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